100% Plant-Derived Squalane
What It Is100% Plant-Derived Squalane from The Ordinary is a lightweight plant-derived solution to support hydration. This pure molecule with an oil-like texture is great for those looking for solutions for signs of dehydration.
What Else You Need to KnowSqualane has very high emollience, is an exceptional hydrator and can prevent ongoing loss of hydration that impairs dermal suppleness.
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Aging
💓The Magic Ingredient Your Skin Can't Live Without!💓
I have allergy-prone skin especially when the season changes. My nose will dry up and flake very easily, causing itchiness. I'll always use squalane oil, when these issues come up because it's moisturizing and soothing. You may wonder what squalane is? Squalene, is naturally produced by the body. More specifically, it's produced by the sebaceous (oil) glands in our skin, which helps to keep the skin moisturized. Unfortunately, for all of us, our natural production of squalene slows significantly after the age of 30. Also, natural squalene isn't very stable, for skin-care purposes, we make it goes through a saturation process to become squalane, which is the version that makes it into our skin-care creams, face serums and oils to make our skin looks hydrated and young. If you are also interested in the great ingredient, let me introduce you two popular squalane skincare products — Haba Squalane Whitening Oil and The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane I made a comparison and it may be helpful if you'd like to try one of the: As for the texture: Absorption: Haba > The Ordinary. I think the Haba Squalane Oil is more easily absorbed as your face will feel a bit oily for a while after applying The Ordinary Squalane Oil. Price: Haba-$32.00 for 30ml The Ordinary-$7.90 for 30ml I have to say, The Ordinary is really affordable. Effectiveness: Haba > The Ordinary. I think both repair my skin well but The Ordinary sometimes causes acne breakouts because I have combination-oily skin. To sum up, I prefer to choose Haba. Lastly, I want to talk about how I use squalane oil: After washing my face and spraying some mist, I'll mixCeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion and a drop of the squalane oil together then massage them onto my face. I'll add a facial cream in fall and winter but not in summer. I'll also use it by mixing it with my liquid foundation so that my makeup doesn't separate or become pasty.
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
Squalane? The Moisture Sealer!
The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane First, I must admit I purchased this completely by accident. As you know the ordinary serum and oil boxes look pretty similar and I didn’t notice it wasn’t what I wanted until I got home. Secondly, I had no idea what squalane was- But when in doubt, research it and make sure it’s something you can try! Here’s a tiny bit of research on Squalane: (my experience/review on this starts below this part) The science: Your skin naturally produces “squalene” but this diminishes as we age. Squalene works as a moisture barrier between your skin and the environment. However, it deteriorates quickly when it’s not being produced (by our subaceous glands), so instead we use its more shelf-stable hydrogenated version, “Squalane” in our skin care products. Squalane is a powerful and versatile emollient (moisturizer) derived primarily from plants (sugarcane & olives) for skin care products. Though it can also be sourced from sharks (not ideal). It’s claim to fame: “to help prevent moisture loss and increases soft, supple feel” Who would benefit from this: those with skin on the dry-side of the spectrum looking for a light-weight moisturizing formula. Also, for those like myself who have slightly sensitive skin, it doesn’t irritate. It can also be used on hair, cuticles and even as a post-sun treatment! Who should skip this: anyone with oily or acne prone skin. Since Squalane is part sebum is can contribute to acne. My review: I began using this mid-winter when my skin is at peak-thirst (very, very dry). And while I am very picky when it comes to oils, I found that incorporating this into my night routine worked really well for me when my skin felt like the Sahara. It does tend to leave a slight greasy layer (as expected with an oil) but it is very light-weight. I also began adding this to the back of my hands amid the constant hand-washing and it’s been INCREDIBLE. I gave this product 4/5 because while it’s really moisturizing and my hands are silky smooth, it’s not a product I consider a staple. I use a lot of other products that feel like they have similar results. This being said, the price point is wonderful and it does what it says, so I would still recommend it for someone who suffers from really dry skin. How I use it (works best for me): At night, after cleansing and toning, use a few drop, warm in hands and press into face gently. After it absorbs into skin a little (I will usually walk away for a few minutes), continue with your night cream/sleeping mask. Note: This is just the info (from sources citing doctors and experts) I used to understand this product a bit more while I tried it out for the first time. I like researching products before I try them out since my skin likes to complain with anything new haha ✌🏼
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
my go to serums 🤩🌞
hey sunshine’s !! INDIE LEE - Daily Skin Nutrition is a new serum that I won in a giveaway on Cherie! thank you so much @cheriefor this giveaway 🥺 I have only been using it for a few days so far but I am loving it! I use this one just in morning and some of the great ingredients in it are squalane, vitamin e, hyaluronic acid, rosehip seed oil and avocado oil 🤩 it gives me such a nice glow in the morning, which is when we most need it right? haha. since I haven’t been using it for too long, I can’t say that it has evened my skin tone, but I will definitely let you all know in the future. The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil ultimate hydration, improve fine lines and wrinkles, brighten and protect the skin and can treat breakouts. i love this product !!! it is definitely going to be one that I will be repurchasing over and over again. I use this just at night as it is a heavier oil so I let it soak into my skin overnight for optimal results. I think this product is great for the colder weather that will be coming to protect the skins barrier and to keep it looking hydrated and glowing ! for me, my skin gets so dull and dry in the winter months. The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane you will get ultimate hydration with this product !! it had a clear and very light consistency that absorbs fast into the skin and is another great product for the colder months ! squalane has anti inflammatory properties to reduce redness and can improve the skin from the bottom !! this is just a really nice serum to have, especially if you have dry skin.
The Ordinary-100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
Hello! i’m just starting my second week using The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution i wore it 3 times last week (😬ik not to do that now) and i believe this is my 3rd or 4th week using The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin Fi switch off between the vitamin c and niacinamide either am and pm or evwry other day depending on my schedule i have also been using for a while The scottish fine soaps Oatmeal soap as a cleanser Artistry’s 50+ sunscreen during the day Tea tree oil on spots Please please please tell me if i’m doing anything that is holding me back from bettering my skin Feel free to give advice and tips Also if you know what’s going on with my skin and what type of acne it is please let me know! I have combination skin, malassezia/fungal acne, i’m vegetarian, i don’t drink a lot of water but at the very least 15 fl oz a day, i eat a lot of sugars&carbs
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
“Build Me Up Buttercup”
My skincare journey has been rough the past few years (check first post made for details but basically I have sensitive, reactive skin) and I have finally found something that works thanks to this app and all the wonderful people on here. I have done lots of reading and learning!! I am wanting to extend my routine; add an eye cream for dark circles in the AM and maybe a vitamin c - am looking at The Ordinary - Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10%as I have had bad experiences with vitamin c previously and want to go slow. And maybe THE inkey LIST - Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) Gentle Exfoliating Toner I have noticed that my face doesn’t like niacinamide either. Both CeraVe AM and PM creams contain this and my skin reacted, as well as with another brand I used that contained it. Please help, any and all suggestions/helpful hints welcome 😊 This is my current routine. I have reviewed these products in previous posts. AM CLEANSE: Water SERUM: The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 makes the skin feel so soft and supple. A great base! EYE CREAM: SEPHORA COLLECTION - Brightening Eye Cream – Hydrate & Depuff I have come back to this after a long and painful journey with eye creams. Great for hydration and fine lines but would still like an eye cream to use in the AM that helps with dark circles. MOISTURISE: The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA have just recently started using this as my DRUNK ELEPHANT - Lala Retro Whipped Cream is finished. Loving it so far. Not as heavy as the DE cream but perfect for going into the warmer months ahead. SUNSCREEN: PAULA'S CHOICE - Calm Mineral Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 this has really helped with reducing the redness i get on my cheeks. PM CLEANSE: CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin feels so great and leaves the skin feeling hydrated well after use! Previous cleansers always left me feeling tight immediately after use. I can now wash my face at the beginning of a shower and it stays hydrated till I get out (although I still prefer as my last step) EYE CREAM: SEPHORA COLLECTION - Brightening Eye Cream – Hydrate & Depuff MOISTURISE: The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA SEAL THE DEAL: The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane I was using this before the DE cream and have recently learned that it is meant to go last to seal everything in. I use about 4-5 drops and pat it across my face. Twice a week (Sun & Wed), after the eye cream, I use The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 and then PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster I am finding that it has helped reduce the redness across my cheeks. It has only been 2 weeks of using this so too early to review this product.
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Azelaic Acid Booster
WHAT THIS PRODUCT DID TO MY SKIN OVERNIGHT
The Paula’s choice 2% BHA solution is known for being a lot of people’s “holy grail”. After reading amazing reviews about it and checking at the ingredients list I had to give it a try INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua), Methylpropanediol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Polysorbate 20 (stabilizer), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (green tea/skin calming/antioxidant), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancer), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabilizer). Salicylic acid (which is a BHA) is the exfoliant in this product. SA is known for penetrating deep into the pores and clearing pores, which makes it very suitable for people with oily skin (though people with other skin types can benefit from it). This is mostly used to fight acne, but it can also be used for texture and aging according to multiple research. CLAIMS: This product claims to be “A unique leave-on formula that’s gentle enough for daily use on all skin types. Exfoliates dead skin cells while clearing pores for a more even, radiant tone, plus visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles to reveal remarkably smoother, younger-looking skin” APPLICATION: it has a watery consistency and looks like a toner. On Paula’s choice website it says that it can be used with or without a toner. PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: So I used this just yesterday night after my PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore-Reducing Tonerand I followed it with my GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Serumand Neutrogena - Neutrogena Combination Skin Moistureand The Ordinary - 100% Plant-Derived Squalane. I can’t really give a full review yet because I only used it once. I had high expectations for this product based on all the reviews I read lol but of course I couldn’t really expect a miracle overnight. It didn’t get read of the breakouts I had overnight but it did reduce in size the ones that were already out and brought to the surface the ones that were about to be out come out if that makes sense lol. As for pores it does seem like they appear (very slightly) smaller but nothing drastic for sure. IS IT DRYING: Based on my experience so far when you first apply it it feels pretty hydrating but after some time, my face did feel slightly tight so maybe I should try using a heavier moisturizer with it DOES IT TINGLE? No, I didn’t feel any tingling or burning sensation at all I’ll keep using this product and even though it’s pretty gentle And it says it can be used daily twice a day, I’ll probably not use it more than 4 days a week and for now I’ll build up my tolerance because it is my first time using a BHA so I’ll not use it again this week or I might use it just one more time but I don’t think so. *The pictures where my skin looks “oily” were taken last night after my nighttime routine and the two others were taken today Let me know what you think of this product if you tried it🥰
The Ordinary-100% Plant-Derived Squalane
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